We have some of our most commonly asked questions answered below.
What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
The main distinction between a nutritionist and a dietitian is that in addition to or as part of their qualification in human nutrition, a dietitian has undertaken a course of study that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.
Therefore in Australia all dietitians are considered nutritionists. However, nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialised role of a dietitian.
What will happen at my initial consultation?
At the initial consultation we like to get to know you, to provide you with the most appropriate individualised advice. To do this we collect background information about your medical history, lifestyle habits and eating patterns with a strong focus on your current health and wellbeing goals.
As well as this, we may also look at recent blood tests that you have had and take some measures such as height and weight. With the full initial consult taking approximately 60 minutes.
How much will my appointments cost?
Initial Consultation - 60 Minutes
Review Consultation - 30 Minutes
Medicare rebates: Available to clients who hold a current Enhanced Primary Health Care Plan (EPC) or an Eating Disorder Management Plan (EDMP) referral from their GP. Rebates provide you with $55.10 back from the cost of your appointment for those allocated appointments.
Private Health: If you have private health insurance with ‘extras’ cover with your private health fund you may be eligible for a rebate. Rebate amounts vary widely and you will need to check with your fund if you are entitled.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA): Those with a DVA Gold Card can receive dietetic services in person at no additional cost. However, you must be referred to the dietitian by your GP.
NDIS: The cost of treatment is in line with the 2019/20 NDIS price guide for Tasmania
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What if I need to cancel my appointment?
Cancellations or changes to your appointment can be made leading up to 24hrs to your appointment, by contacting via phone or email.
Cancellations made within 24hrs of your appointment occur a $50 late cancellation fee.